2017 ORS 164.887¹
Interference with agricultural operations

(1) Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, a person commits the offense of interference with agricultural operations if the person, while on the property of another person who is engaged in agricultural operations, intentionally or knowingly obstructs, impairs or hinders or attempts to obstruct, impair or hinder agricultural operations.

(2) Interference with agricultural operations is a Class A misdemeanor.

(3) The provisions of subsection (1) of this section do not apply to:

(a) A person who is involved in a labor dispute as defined in ORS 662.010 (Definitions for ORS 662.010 to 662.130) with the other person; or

(b) A public employee who is performing official duties.

(4) As used in this section:

(a)(A) “Agricultural operations” means the conduct of logging and forest management, mining, farming or ranching of livestock animals or domestic farm animals;

(B) “Domestic farm animal” means an animal used to control or protect livestock animals or used in other related agricultural activities; and

(C) “Livestock animals” has the meaning given that term in ORS 164.055 (Theft in the first degree).

(b) “Domestic farm animal” and “livestock animals” do not include stray animals. [1999 c.694 §1]

Note: 164.887 (Interference with agricultural operations) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 164 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Notes of Decisions

For purpose of applying protec­tions of Article I, sec­tion 20, of Oregon Constitu­tion, pro­vi­sion does not privilege true class. State v. Borowski, 231 Or App 511, 220 P3d 100 (2009)

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1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 164—Offenses Against Property, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors164.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 164, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano164.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.